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refined

re·fined

refined

 
pronunciation:
rih faInd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: displaying qualities of good breeding or sensitivity of feeling or taste.
He worried that he was not good enough for such a refined young lady.His taste in wine is more refined than mine.
synonyms:
cultivated, cultured, discriminating, fine, genteel, polite, well-bred, well-mannered
antonyms:
churlish, coarse, common, crass, crude, gauche, gross, inelegant, plebeian, rugged, tasteless
similar words:
civilized, dainty, debonair, decorous, delicate, elegant, exquisite, gentlemanly, gracious, ladylike, polished, smooth, suave, tasteful, urbane
definition 2: without coarseness, roughness, or vulgarity.
Eating with your feet propped on the table is not at all refined behavior.She finds these symphony concerts and other refined entertainments utterly boring.
synonyms:
decent, elegant
antonyms:
cheap, churlish, coarse, common, crass, crude, earthy, gross, raw
similar words:
debonair, exquisite, polite, tasteful, urbane
definition 3: precise or exact to a fine degree.
This issue deserves a refined explanation.
synonyms:
exact, precise
antonyms:
crude
similar words:
discriminating, subtle
derivations: refinedly (adv.), refinedness (n.)